Irish call up for three Cork golfers

2017 Irish Boys Under 14 Amateur Open Championship at Ballina Go

Zak Collins

Zak Collins and Eoghan Cassidy have been named on the Irish squads to play in the Reid Trophy (Under 14 English Championship) in Reading next week.  Collins from Douglas and Cassidy from Kinsale have been playing well all season and both golfers featured on the successful Munster team who won the Under 14 interprovincial championship last week.  The event is a great opportunity for the cork duo, it attracts a top quality field of English and international players whose playing handicap is 7.4 or better.  The 54-hole stroke play championship is played over three days.  The full field plays 18 holes on each of the first two days with the leading 70 competitors going on to play the final 18 holes on the third day.  The Cork pair will be joined by two Limerick golfers, Ballyneety’s Morgan O’Sullivan and Iestyn Winn in a strong Munster line-up.  Faithlegg’s Alex King Continue reading

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Cassidy wins in Connacht

Eoghan Cassidy Connacht U14 June 2018Eoghan Cassidy become the latest Kinsale winner, the teenager won the Connacht Boys U14 Championship in Loughrea today.  Cassidy shot a 75 to tie the lead, winning the title on the countback.  The five handicapper has shown plenty of promise, the fact that he’s still eligible at U13 level underlines his achievement today.  Cassidy’s best previous finish was third in the Munster Under 14 Boys Championship, held in Kanturk last year.

Zak Collins (Douglas) finished in the top ten, Adam Harrington (Cork) was in the top twenty and James Walsh (Kinsale) was two shots back from Continue reading

Deasy in the mix in Ballina, Irish Boys Under 14

AIG Junior Cup South Munster Area Final, Bandon Golf Club, Wednesday 12th July 2017Mel Deasy (Bantry Bay) is comfortably inside the top ten after the first round of the Irish Boys Under 14 Championship in Ballina.  Deasy finished with a birdie three on the 18th to sign for a three over par 74.  Deasy has been playing some fine golf this year and has been a key member of the Bantry Bay AIG Junior Cup team.

Zak Collins (Douglas) is two shots behind Deasy in 13th place,  Collins had a disappointing end to his round but he’s in touch of the the top tem.  Leader Joshua Hill (Galgorn Castle) shot an amazing five under par 66 to hold the lead by two shots.  Hill had two eagles to record the impressive score on the opening day.   Round two gets underway tomorrow.

GOLF: Irish Under 14 Boys Amateur Open Championship

Ballina Golf Club, Round 1 Scores – Thursday 3 August 2017

66 J Hill (Galgorm Castle)
68 E Rowe (Tandragee)
72 B Hanratty (Donabate)
73 L Abom (Edmondstown); C McFadden (Headfort); J Byrne (Baltinglass)
74 M Deasy (Bantry Bay); G O’Neill (Malahide); R Fives (Faithlegg)
75 M Holohan (Seapoint); A Murray (Roganstown); T Higgins (Roscommon)
76 S Lenihan (Goldcoast); Z Collins (Douglas); E McArthur (Massereene); S Calvert (Ballykisteen)
77 M Whelan (Ennis); J Quinn Continue reading

Blarney set for Boy’s Interpro’s

Blarney Golf ResortThe Boy’s Interprovincial Championships get underway today in Blarney with the U18 and U14 competitions kicking off the three day festival of golf.  Mallow trio Edward Walsh, Adam Boland and Greg Barrett lead a strong Cork line up in the Under 18 championship while Bantry’s Mel Deasy and Douglas’ Zak Collins are in action in the Under 14 competition.

Boys’ Interprovincial Championships, Tuesday, 25 July

U18 INTERPROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Ulster v Connacht
Foursomes (Ulster names first)
0745 Reece Black & Jack Madden v Ross Kelly & Liam Power; Kyle Patton & Jordan Logue v Andrew Hickey & Harry Gillivan; Joshua Robinson & Ross Latimer v Allan Hill & David Kitt
Singles
1245 Reece Black v Ross Kelly; Kyle Patton v Jack Tuohy; Jordan Logue v Andrew Hickey; Patrick Cunnane v Liam Power; Ross Latimer v Allan Hill; Joshua Continue reading

Boland rises to 5th in Castletroy, Irish Boys Round 3

AIG Senior Cup, Mallow Golf Club, Sunday 25thth June 2017

Adam Boland

Mallow’s Adam Boland produced another sub par round today to move into the top five at the Irish Boys Amateur Open.  Boland was in fine form with plenty of birdies going in, including two important ones on the 15th and 16th.  The birdies were mixed with a few bogies and the only real error of the day happened on the tricky 13th when Boland had a double bogey six.  Boland is just four shots off the lead meaning that a win will be a big ask, but another consistent round with a score of par or better should see the Mitchelstown man improve on his current position.

Both Mark Power and John Brady went backwards after rounds of 74 and 77 and the lead is now held by England’s Danny Daniels and Jack Cope.  They’re both on -5, two shots ahead of Power.

There was no joy for any other Cork Continue reading

Feerick, Collins and Deasy named on Munster U14 team, Lyons misses out in Irish Seniors Close

Irish Schools Junior Championships, Munster Finals 2016, Charleville Golf Club, Wednesday 6th 2016

Ronan Feerick

Ronan Feerick (Mallow), Zak Collins (Douglas) and Mel Deasy (Bantry Bay) were all named on the Munster Under 14 interprovincial team today, in advance of the interpro’s which take place on Tullamore in two weeks time.

Munster Under 14 Team:

Zak Collins (Douglas)
Luke Danaher (Newcastle West)
Mel Deasy (Bantry Bay)
Ronan Feerick (Mallow)
Rory Milne (Faithlegg)
Morgan O’Sullivan (Ballyneety)
Non Travelling Reserve Seanie Lenihan (Gold Coast)

Team Captain –  Liam Troy
Team Manager – Jim Lyne
Provincial Coach – Fred Twomey

In Tralee today Cork’s Pat Lyons missed out on a win at the Irish Seniors Close.  Lyons signed for a 77 in the final round and finished in third place behind Castletroy’s Eamonn Haugh.  Lyons had led the competition after 18 holes and after 36 holes.  Castlemartyr’s John O’Brien secured his top ten position with a 76 to finish in 6th place, and Bandon’s Donal O’Donovan was also in the top ten.  Tom Cleary finished in 17th place and also finished in second place in the over 60 category, while Muskerry’s Hugh O’Leary and Douglas’ Karl Bornemann were in the top 20.  Cork’s Peter Cowley won the over 70 category.

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Muskerry’s Egan wins Munster Boys Under 14 Championship

Munster Boys Under 14 Open Championship 2015Muskerry’s Jack Egan won the Munster Boys Under 14 Championship today at East Cork Golf Club.  Egan shot the low round of the day and his one over par 70 beat the runner up by three shots.  The young Muskerry man had a very steady  front nine, with a bogey on the third hole the only blemish.  He birdied the tricky par three 16th to get back to level par but gave the shot back on the following hole.  He parred the 18th to sign for a 70, four shots better that his handicap of five.  Second place went to Scott Millar who travelled from Clandeboye and the Castle Dargan Continue reading